Job Opportunities

Pre-Professional Programs Advisor (Student Services Program Administrator)

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of Pre-Professional Advising, the Pre-Professional Programs Advisor will support and advise students and alumni interested in pursuing careers in the health and/or law professions. The Program Advisor will also contribute to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs.

The Program Advisor will be an appropriately experienced higher education professional, well informed about the range of undergraduate courses and programs available at the University. They must be an effective problem solver, accustomed to working independently, and capable of prioritizing and completing administrative tasks related to academic programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Advises students and alumni interested in health and/or law careers, including medicine and dental medicine, both independently and in collaboration with advising colleagues.
  2. Contributes to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs.
  3. Assumes primary responsibility for assigned workshops and programming elements (e.g., Husky Health Foundations, Chat with Alumni, Application Elements, Group Advising, Dinner with Doctors).
  4. Assists in planning and implementing additional co-curricular activities, workshops, and programs, as assigned.
  5. Coordinates specific office operations for the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office; processes necessary paperwork, records (including student records), and files required to support the office’s programs.
  6. Advises or co-advises student organizations affiliated with pre-health fields.
  7. Provides administrative and technical support as well as program logistics for program staff and students.
  8. Responds to inquiries from students, faculty, and others regarding program policies, procedures, and requirements, making referrals as appropriate.
  9. Monitors student progress and compliance with program requirements and standards.
  10. Assists in writing and/or editing informational and publicity materials, electronic and print.
  11. Provides information regarding various specialized programs as well as requirements and opportunities relevant to health professional preparation.
  12. Serves as a resource for students, faculty, parents and others having questions about programs or academic policies; makes referrals as appropriate.
  13. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or a related field.
  • 5 years’ experience working with undergraduate students in a professional advising and counseling role. 1 year of experience must be serving as an advanced team member.
  • Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, and implementing program services and activities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple short- and long-term projects.
  • Proven ability to manage and perform administrative functions.
  • Experience working with diverse, underrepresented, and/or first generation students.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to successfully advise undergraduate students and to interpret educational records and data related to student academic performance and progress.
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to support program events and activities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree.
  • Professional work experience at a large university.
  • Experience working with high-achieving students in an advising capacity.
  • Work experience in a health-related and/or legal field.
  • Professional experience with supervision of student staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems that interfere with the student's academic progress and experience in working to effectively to resolve them.
  • Experience with assessment and program evaluation.
  • Proven ability to work independently and to solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible and/or creative way.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a permanent full-time position.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495750 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process after discussion with applicants. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Include search number on all correspondence.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on November 16, 2021.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

 

Assistant Director For Honors Residential Communities And Programming (Student Svcs Program Mgr 1)

Search #: 495461
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

The Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming (Student Services Program Manager 1) is responsible for all non-academic student services provided by the Honors Program, including management and administrative coordination of co-curricular programs, Honors living-learning communities, the Honors first-year experience program, Honors education abroad programs, and supervision of Honors student organizations.  Under the general direction of the Honors Program Associate Director for Curriculum, Assessment and Planning, the incumbent will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff from across the university to support and sustain the Honors community, facilitate a smooth transition to college, encourage personal and professional development, and provide opportunities for student engagement, both locally and globally.

The Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming is expected to act independently within the goals and objectives of the Honors Program and the guidelines established in implementing and delivering the program’s activities, services and content.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Supervises the day-to-day delivery of Honors co-curricular programming.
  2. Provides leadership in the development and management of co-curricular programming for Honors students.
  3. Trains, supervises, and coordinates the activities of Honors programming professional and temporary staff, including conducting performance evaluations; determines work schedules and work assignments to most effectively meet program needs.
  4. Determines staffing needs and manages the selection and evaluation of staff.
  5. Develops and facilitates Honors First-Year Experience student facilitator courses; schedules and assigns student facilitators.  Participates in FYE as needed.
  6. In collaboration with the Office of Residence Life, oversees and coordinates the day-to-day administration of all Honors living/learning communities.
  7. Prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of programs, events, and activities.
  8. Engages in public relations and promotional activities for the program; promotes a sense of community among all students enrolled in the Honors Program.
  9. Coordinates communication, such as social media, an event calendar, e-newsletter, and regular updates on community events and happenings.
  10. Contributes to successful development, marketing, and implementation of field trips and special events and activities.
  11. In collaboration with Experiential Global Learning, oversees and coordinates the execution of Honors education abroad programs and Congressional Internship Program.  Works with faculty and Experiential Global Learning staff for initiation of new Honors education abroad programs.
  12. Acts as a liaison with campus offices, including Experiential Global Learning, the Office of Community Standards, the Dean of Students Office, Student Health and Wellness, the Department of Residential Life, and Dining Services regarding students enrolled in the Honors Program.
  13. Serves as the first point of contact for Honors students requiring non-academic support services.  Makes referrals to appropriate University Offices and Departments as needed.
  14. Plans, implements, and monitors program services and activities for all Honors student organizations.
  15. Participates in Orientation for incoming first-year Honors students.
  16. Serves as a resource to students, staff, and others on matters relating to program policies, procedures, and activities; reviews and makes recommendations for new policies and procedures for Honors learning communities.
  17. Engages in compiling and maintaining data, program information, resource materials and distribution lists of students, alumni, faculty/staff involvement, resources, activities and accomplishments.
  18. Performs office management duties for responsibilities relating to Honors programming and residential life; directs the workflow; coordinates and monitors the processing of necessary paperwork; maintenance of records and filing system to support the program.
  19. Independently composes, prepares, and/or edits standard correspondence and publicity materials.
  20. Collects and analyzes program data and participates in evaluating program effectiveness; identifies problems and makes or recommends changes.
  21. Makes budget recommendations and monitors approved budget and expenditures; expends resources efficiently; prepares budget reports and projections.
  22. Prepares reports, including assessment and annual reports, on activities of office and progress in meeting goals.
  23. Participates in planning, development, design, and evaluation of the Honors Program strategic plan, especially related to the areas under Programming and Events.
  24. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in a relevant field.
  • 4 years of experience with Honors education and/or undergraduate student life.
  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with supervision of professional and student staff, including performance evaluation.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with students.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills including the ability to identify and resolve problems independently.
  • Ability to plan and organize workshops, training courses/curricula, and informational materials appropriate to the program.
  • Ability to host and participate in programming and events on evenings and weekends.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with undergraduate residential life and/or programming
  • Demonstrated expertise in undergraduate student learning, college student development, gifted education, and/or leadership development.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently implement programs, as well as identify and resolve day-to-day program problems.
  • Work experience at a large university.
  • Experience working with Honors students in a professional capacity.
  • Experience with assessment and program evaluation.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time permanent position.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495461 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 17, 2021.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Administrative Program Support 2, Enrichment Programs

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Assistant to the Associate Vice Provost or designated administrator, assists in coordinating administrative functions, including communications, purchasing, workflow, and staff travel. Works under the general direction of a supervisor or manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinates reception, supervises student reception staff, and greets and directs visitors in the unit’s principal office. Answers phones and takes accurate messages; makes referrals as needed.
  2. Supports front office workflow and the processing of administrative paperwork; reviews paperwork for accuracy and adherence to policies and procedures.
  3. Disburses funds, tracks budget and expenditures, and updates budget reports related to specific programs.
  4. Assists with management, disbursement, and tracking of Foundation accounts for all Enrichment Programs.
  5. Composes draft correspondence for review and maintains accurate records on funding requests and actual funding.
  6. Participates in the supervision, training, assignment coordination, and evaluation of student administrative support staff.
  7. Schedules appointments and meetings for senior management personnel.
  8. Composes, prepares, proofreads, and/or edits standard correspondence and reports containing information in accordance with university policies, procedures, and data sources.
  9. Operating within an information maintenance and retrieval framework approved by supervisor, maintains complex filing and record-keeping systems.
  10. Within established practice, handles administrative matters for supervisor.
  11. Serves as a resource to faculty, students, and external constituents regarding information about programs, services, policies, and procedures.
  12. Maintains controllable property inventory.
  13. Completes, processes, and maintains paperwork for purchasing (e.g., orders, catering, requisitions, invoices, ProCard reallocation, etc.). Monitors, tracks, and reports purchasing information.
  14. Represents the unit to other university and external offices and agencies in responsible administrative matters to gather or transmit information that affects and improves the operations of Undergraduate Enrichment Programs.
  15. Supports unit staff in making necessary arrangements for meetings, conferences, and travel; arranges for and implements, as directed, conferences, seminars, committee meetings, assisting with communication such as minutes and committee websites as required.
  16. As needed or assigned, may be responsible for special short-term or ongoing projects or events that require planning, coordination, and supervision. Acts as a liaison to other offices, including but not limited to University Events, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the President, on assigned projects.
  17. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate or related field.
  • Two years of experience in a progressively responsible administrative support position.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated considerable knowledge of administrative methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently provide significant program support, including budget tracking, and regularly exercise judgment on a wide variety of administrative matters.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, web-based application programs, and electronic meeting programs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional administrative experience in higher education.
  • Experience at a large and complex institution.
  • Experience managing short-term and long-term projects.
  • Experience working with high-achieving undergraduate students in a professional capacity.
  • Experience in designing or updating web pages and social media using relevant software (e.g., WordPress, Qualtrics).
  • Demonstrated interest in furthering inclusive best practices.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time permanent position.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495435 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 10, 2021.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

 

Pre-Med/Dental Program Advisor

Under the supervision of the Director of Pre-Professional Advising, the Pre-Medical/Dental Program Advisor will support and advise students and alumni interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. The Program Advisor will also contribute to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs.

The Program Advisor will be an appropriately experienced higher education professional, well-informed about the range of undergraduate courses and programs available at the University. The Program Advisor must be an effective problem solver, accustomed to working independently, and capable of prioritizing and completing administrative tasks related to academic programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Advises students interested in health careers, including medicine and dental medicine, both independently and in collaboration with advising colleagues.
  2. Contributes to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs.
  3. Coordinates specific office operations for the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office; processes necessary paperwork, records (including student records), and files required to support the office’s programs.
  4. Provides administrative and technical support as well as program logistics for program staff and students.
  5. Responds to inquiries from students, faculty, and others regarding program policies, procedures, and requirements, making referrals as appropriate.
  6. Monitors student progress and compliance with program requirements and standards.
  7. Assists in writing and/or editing informational and publicity materials, electronic and print.
  8. Provides information regarding various specialized programs as well as requirements and opportunities relevant to health professional preparation.
  9. Assists in planning and implementing co-curricular activities, workshops, and programs, as assigned.
  10. Serves as a resource for students, faculty, parents and others having questions about programs or academic policies; makes referrals as appropriate.
  11. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. One year of related experience in an advising capacity.
  3. Ability to perform and coordinate administrative functions.
  4. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  5. Demonstrated excellent writing skills.
  6. Ability to provide general program support, as appropriate to program.
  7. Experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position through December 31, 2021.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resumecover letter and contact information for three professional references to anabel.perez@uconn.edu. Please reference search #HR21-19 in your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # HR21-19)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

(HR21-19)